Veeco Instruments Inc. (VECO) Receives "Buy" Rating from Stifel Nicolaus

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Pnc Financial reported 1,282 shares. The company has a market cap of $700.38, a PE ratio of -14.65 and a beta of 0.72. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 4,143 shares of the semiconductor company's stock worth $115,000 after acquiring an additional 1,026 shares in the last quarter. Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ:VECO) has risen 94.55% since December 22, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 77.85% the S&P500.

State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue increased its stake in Intuit (INTU) by 269.17% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. This repurchase authorization permits the semiconductor company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. After $-0.04 actual earnings per share reported by Veeco Instruments Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -50.00 % EPS growth. About 410,159 shares traded. Below is a list of Veeco Instruments Inc. It has underperformed by 1.19% the S&P500. Anchor Cap Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 42,681 shares. It also reduced its holding in Herc Holdings Inc.by 18,600 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 715,353 shares, and cut its stake in Willbros Group Inc. The rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs with "Buy" on Thursday, June 23. Therefore 67% are positive. BidaskClub lowered Veeco Instruments from a "sell" rating to a "strong sell" rating in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. The stock is a Buy among 2 brokerage firms polled by Factset Research. The stock has "Hold" rating by Summit Research on Monday, April 4. Insiders have purchased 63,700 shares of company stock valued at $877,472 in the last 90 days.

In an analyst note shared with investors and clients this morning, KeyBanc maintained their Buy rating on Veeco (NASDAQ:VECO) shares. UBS has "Buy" rating and $24.50 target. Oppenheimer has "Buy" rating and $159.0 target. Stifel Nicolaus has "Hold" rating and $132.0 target. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Credit Suisse given on Thursday, December 1. 31 funds opened positions while 101 raised stakes. (NASDAQ:VECO). Citigroup has 69,793 shares for 0% of their portfolio. (NYSE:RS) for 29,618 shares. Baillie Gifford & Co. now owns 927,683 shares of the semiconductor company's stock valued at $19,853,000 after purchasing an additional 343,839 shares during the last quarter. Jacobs Levy Equity Mgmt owns 85,406 shares. Huntington Bankshares owns 1,611 shares or 0% of their U.S. portfolio. Deutsche Bancorp Ag reported 0.01% stake. Renaissance Technologies Lc reported 269,212 shares stake. (NASDAQ:VECO) for 199,307 shares. D E Shaw Company has 613,924 shares. The business is expected to issue its next earnings results on Thursday, February 15th. Fincl Bank Of Mellon invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.

The institutional investor held 27,925 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.08 million, down from 35,882 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Its down 1.69, from 2.73 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 33 investors sold VECO shares while 43 reduced holdings. Riverhead Capital Mgmt Limited Com stated it has 0% in Veeco Instruments Inc. For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the business will post sales of $633.26 million per share, with estimates ranging from $625.40 million to $650.00 million. (NASDAQ:VECO) for 26 shares. Finally, BlackRock Group LTD boosted its position in Veeco Instruments by 134.9% in the third quarter.

Analysts await Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ:VECO) for 5,900 shares. Broadview Advisors Ltd Liability Com reported 691,775 shares.

First Pacific Advsr Limited Company holds 0.21% of its portfolio in Veeco Instruments Inc.

Among 13 analysts covering Veeco Instruments (NASDAQ:VECO), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Benchmark Co. reissued a buy rating and set a $39.00 target price on shares of Veeco Instruments in a report on Friday. Municipal Employees Retirement System of MI now owns 8,840 shares of the semiconductor company's stock worth $174,000 after buying an additional 140 shares during the last quarter. Parametric Ltd Co has invested 0% in Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ:VECO) for 2.15 million shares. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 98.60% of the company's stock. 7,281 were reported by Royal Bank Of Canada. 306,507 were accumulated by Schwab Charles Investment Management. Therefore 62% are positive. Veeco Instruments had 31 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (NASDAQ:VECO) has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, October 14 by Deutsche Bank. The company was maintained on Monday, August 7 by Benchmark. The rating was upgraded by J.P. Morgan on Tuesday, June 13 to "Buy". KeyBanc Capital Markets downgraded the shares of VECO in report on Tuesday, October 24 to "Sector Weight" rating.

Veeco Instruments Inc is engaged in the design, development, manufacture and support of thin film process equipment, primarily sold to make electronic devices. Benchmark maintained it with "Buy" rating and $23.0 target in Friday, November 3 report. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, December 8 by Benchmark. (NASDAQ:VECO) has "Neutral" rating given on Thursday, October 29 by JP Morgan. Needham maintained the shares of VECO in report on Friday, November 3 with "Buy" rating. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Tuesday, March 21 by Suntrust Robinson.

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